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While the owner of the call centre, Vijay Dhawan, is absconding, eight members of his gang, all residents of Delhi, were arrested and brought here on Friday, a release by the city crime branch said.
The accused arrested on Monday after a police team raided their call centre located in Jyoti Nagar in east Delhi.
The suspects arrested in Noida outside Delhi would tell Americans there were problems with their social security numbers and solicit money to fix it, police said.
The call centre solicited money up to USD 3,500 from US citizens by intimidating them with arrest by the FBI over "stolen" social security numbers, a unique nine-digit pin number given to Americans.
According to data shared by Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha in the Lok Sabha Wednesday, illegal routing of international calls led to notional loss of Rs 750.13 crore in 2016-17 and Rs 788.92 crore.
Senior inspector of Mumbra police station Kishore Pasalkar said the police had received a tip-off that the call centre was being run without permission.
The Hyderabad Cyber Crime police conducted raids at a fake call centre in Delhi and arrested three persons on Monday.
Now, another fake call centre has been busted in state capital Bhopal by the cyber cell of Madhya Pradesh police.